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Originally delivered on 11/5/2021 2:49 pm

SUBJECT: CWE PTA November Newsletter

November 2021 - -
Message from the President

Happy November, Cougars! A huge round of applause goes to all the volunteers who came together to make Hands on Science happen. From sorting materials to leading lessons, your time and energy were essential in making this program a success. Although parents may not be able to see classrooms now, several room reps and teachers are taking time to decorate their classroom doors. This helps create a warm and festive environment at school. At the end of last month, we acknowledged and celebrated our fabulous principals as October is National Principal’s Appreciation month. I think we can all agree that their leadership and warm personalities create an exceptional culture at CWE. Dr. Bogle, Ms. Snyder, and Ms. Parra are all on my list of things to be thankful for! I hope you all enjoy a safe and delicious Thanksgiving break!

-Lisa Rasmussen, PTA President

Yearbook Sales Are Open

Purchase your 2021-22 yearbook HERE!  The deadline for special promotions is December 31, 2021!

Free shipping on ALL orders! Copy and paste this code at checkout- CWEFREESHIPPING

Your child’s yearbook will be sent directly to your home!  Questions? Email- Kellie Rich at

Hands On Science Fun!
Art Reflections Award Ceremony

Art Reflections Award Ceremony: I Will Change The World By...2021-2022

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Weather permitting, this event will take place on the playground/hardtop.

Join the CWE PTA Facebook group here!

If you are interested in volunteering for a particular committee, please consider registering and signing up as a volunteer on the PTA website!  You can designate which areas you're most interested in volunteering, and then as those opportunities arise, you'll be the first to be notified!  It's super easy to complete the volunteer interest survey. We love our volunteers, and we need YOU!

Complete The Volunteer Interest Survey

October Teacher Appreciation: Boo!  Thanks for all you do!  Teachers and Staff were gifted popcorn, chips, and candy.  Happy Halloween from the Teacher Appreciation Team!

Please remember to submit your volunteer hours for the month of October by November 6th.  You can do this either by logging into the PTA website and clicking on Volunteer--> Record Volunteer Hours, or you can email our VIPS coordinator, Shelley Rixner, directly at We want to make sure the District knows what great support our school has from our volunteers! And this month especially we know there were a lot of great volunteers helping out with Hands on Science!

Shelley, VIPS Coordinator

Record Volunteer Hours
September Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Andreas Berghoefer on being named Volunteer of the Month for September! Andy led the Cougar Pride Drive. His enthusiasm and hard work helped us reach our financial goal. We are so appreciative of all the parents who donated, and we are so grateful for Andy being willing to spearhead that effort! Thank you, Andy, for helping us get the funding we need for the programs that make Commonwealth so special!

NEHS Students created appreciation posters for our Custodial and Cafeteria staff to show our thanks for the hard work they do everyday!

Complete Background Check Here

Just a reminder to make sure you have your district background check prior to volunteering with Commonwealth. We need you and your skills and are so appreciative of all of our volunteers. Volunteers are part of what makes Commonwealth such an amazing school!

FBISD Farm Fresh Art Contest: CWE Winners

Congratulations to our #FBISDFoodie Farm Fresh TX Art Contest Winners!  CWE had two winners out of 670 submissions!  5th grader Lydia Jin won 1st place and will receive a classroom-cooking demo!  2nd grader Meera Sundar won 3rd place!

Lydia Jin, 5th Grade
Meera Sundar, 2nd Grade

Become a Member today to support our Students and Staff all year long!  Being a member of the PTA allows you to vote and ‘be in the know’. PTA Membership not only supports the school and provides you with a say in PTA spending and decisions making but also has special benefits like participation inReflections, the national art programfor students, as well as discounts on rental cars and other amenities. Join the CWE PTA today!

Become a Member Today!
Spirit Wear Sales Continue

While the tax free incentive has passed, spirit wear is still available to be purchased at  As distribution has already been scheduled at school, please use ship to your home or plan to pick up in store.

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November Birthdays!

The PTA would like to wish the following CWE teachers and staff a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!   

  • 11/2 Ms. Kerri Tur, 5thGrade Teacher
  • 11/9 Ms. Aya Parra, Cafeteria Staff
  • 11/12 Ms. Acaia Cothran, Kindergarten Aide
  • 11/15 Ms. Rachel Steinert, Kindergarten Teacher
  • 11/16 Ms. Glory Odoro, Cafeteria Manager
Upcoming Events
Monday, November 8
6:00p Board of Trustees Workshop
Saturday, November 13
9:00a CTE Enterprise Fall-Ganza
10:30a Touchdown for Talent
Monday, November 15
6:00p Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 16
11:00a Spirit Night: Brandani's Burgers & Tacos
Thursday, November 18
5:00p General PTA Meeting
Friday, November 19
8:00a Turkey Trot (during Outclass)
Monday, November 22
District Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 23
District Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 24
District Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 25
District Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 26
District Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, December 1
9:00a PTA Meeting
Monday, December 6
6:00p Board of Trustees Workshop
Monday, December 13
6:00p Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 14
Semester Exams
Wednesday, December 15
Semester Exams
Thursday, December 16
Semester Exams
Early Release - Middle and High School
Friday, December 17
Semester Exams
Early Release - All students
End of First Semester
Thank You Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our 2021-2022 Sponsors. When you visit their business please be sure to let them know you are with our Organization!

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